In 1994, Pastors Joe and Linda Wingo began Angel Food Ministries in Monroe, GA. They felt a need to help their fellow citizens who were struggling after a plant closing by supplying the families with food. It started out very small but today it is feeding over 500,000 families across the United States. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. This is really good news for stressed out families because of the rising costs and lower income coming into a household.
The nice thing about Angel Food Ministries is that it is open to everyone. There is no particular income bracket. There are no applications or qualifications required. You qualify whether you are getting aid or doing well or struggling. I have been ordering from them for about six months. I can testify to the quality of the food.
Angel Food distributes the food to local churches who feed their parishes. But anyone can buy from the parishes. A family can contact a host church directly or order their food online. The family will then have to go to the host church to pick up the order. Each box costs $30 and contains fresh and frozen items. You can purchase the food online by credit card or Food Stamps. I'm not sure exactly how the Food Stamps work but I know that it is allowed.
This month's menu:
1.5 lb. Rib eye Steaks (3 x 8 oz.)
1.81 lb. (avg.) Perdue Tray Pack
Split Chicken Breast (2 large breasts)
4 lb. Chicken Thighs
1.5 lb. Pork Chops (4 x 6 oz.)
1 lb. 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
1.5 lb. 100% White Meat Turkey
Burgers (4 x 6 oz.)
12 oz. Deli Ham
1 lb. Frozen Sweet Potatoes
1 lb. Frozen Green Beans
15 oz. Pears (Product of U.S.A.)
12 oz. Orange Juice Concentrate
100% juice, no sugar added - makes over a quart of juice)
3 lb. bag Fresh Idaho Potatoes
2 lb. bag Fresh Onions
32 oz. 2% Shelf Stable Milk
Each box is suppose to feed a family of four for a week or a senior citizen for about a month. As you can see, it is a good amount of food. The food is the same quality as you would purchase from your local grocery store. If you were to purchase it in the store, I can guarantee that you would pay twice the amount at least. I did a check on what we got last month. I would have been paying $85 for it. I saved $55 on one box. Now I order 2 boxes typically. I, also, order specials that they have.
They do carry a prepackaged balanced fully cooked meals for people on the go or seniors which costs $28. They have a dry mix allergen-free food box as well that they sell for $35. I know that they had a Thanksgiving package coming up as well.
Check out the website, Angel Food Ministries, to find a host church to order from.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I do completely support this cause.